Friday, May 21, 2010

It's about time.

Gosh....it's almost been a month since my last post, but real life tends to get in the way. First I was sick, then The Boy, then I had a case of TMJ (muscle relaxers are fun!) and then we had a wave of tornadoes and flash floods that didn't make for good picture taking weather.

What? There are pictures?!? Oh yes....wonderful FO pictures.

Pattern: Ivy League Vest by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette in Salsa Heather, Autumn Heather, Brindle Heather, Twig, Fog, and White
Needles: US 4
Size: 34.75"
Notes: Spit splice, spit splice, spit splice (say that three times fast) Cannot emphasize this enough. Wish I would have done it the entire time instead of just half the time.

This has got to be my favorite project I've ever done. I have caught the Fair Isle bug and you WILL see more in the future. Pre-blocking it fit like a glove....like a latex glove. But with some help from Turtlegirl, I got it beautifully blocked on a wooly board and it's now perfect! The floats are stretched wonderfully and the crochet around the steeks has felted slightly and makes me much comfortable about it not unraveling. See Mom!! It's not gonna unravel!! The wooly board* was a godsend and will be saving my pennies to get one. It made all the difference.

And just so you don't think I've been sitting around waiting for the power to go out....well, I did do that, but there was knitting as well.....and hoping I wouldn't have to knit by candlelight....


I started the Tomato in the Encore and I am loving it! Top-down is definitely the way to go. Just two sleeves left and it'll be ready to go! Well, ready for when it gets cold again....in 4-5 months. But you have to stock up, right?

*Totally just found out that Wal-Mart sells these site-to-store. Much cheaper than other places and seems to be the same. Intriguing....

6 comments:

JenDai said...

glad you caught the fair isle bug! we miss you here. :) But i'm glad to see you're knitting lots!

Mary Lou Bled said...

Very pretty!

chemgrrl said...

Beautimous! Also, happy birthday!

labknitter said...

You look amazing and so does the vest!

Gram said...

Love the sweater!

Lesley said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! You did an amazing job!